Streets Alive Yarra is building an online record of broad community support for walking, cycling, public transport and place making. One way that we do this is to have locals stand up as champions for their neighbourhood.
Please welcome our newest champion, Don Vogt from ACT Inner Melbourne – our local champion for trees.
As a local community volunteers group of the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), we strongly support the goals and motivations of Streets Alive Yarra. ACF also aims to be an advocate for respecting and protecting nature at a national and local level so Streets Alive Yarra’s promotion of planting more trees to visually calm our streetscapes and enhance a feeling of nature around us is vital. Their promotion of a vibrant and safe urban environment for us all conveys our approach too—that us human beings are ultimately dependant on our urban and native environment for our wellbeing and at the end of the day our productivity as well. ACFIM partners with Melbourne Girls College in a native re-vegetation project on the Yarra River, so like Streets Alive Yarra we want to be part of the solutions to protecting and enjoying the beauty of life around us.Don Vogt, ACF Inner Melbourne
Published 17th September 2021